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Mikaela Mayer sets sights on Natasha Jonas as she plots welterweight campaign and shoots down Caroline Dubois call-outs


Aug 28, 2023
Mikaela Mayer sets sights on Natasha Jonas as she plots welterweight campaign and shoots down Caroline Dubois call-outs


Mikaela Mayer has instructed talkSPORT.com that she desires to challenge Natasha Jonas for her IBF welterweight (147lbs) earth title in the close to potential.

The American former tremendous-featherweight (130lbs) entire world winner bounced back again from her defeat to Alycia Baumgardner final calendar year with a victory around Lucy Wildheart in April.

Mayer sees her future at welterweight (147lbs)


Mayer sees her foreseeable future at welterweight (147lbs)Credit history: Getty
Jonas is the IBF welterweight world champion


Jonas is the IBF welterweight planet championCredit history: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER

For that fight, Mayer boxed at lightweight (135lbs), but has now realised she demands to transfer even more up in weight.

On Saturday night, she is established to return versus Silvia Bortot on the undercard of the Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr rematch in Manchester.

This bout will get location at a 142lbs catchweight, however the 33-year-old has designed it crystal clear that her potential lies at welterweight (147lbs).

“I went up to 135lbs in my last fight and it was still a significant fat lower for me,” Mayer instructed talkSPORT.com.

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“My system just crammed out so a lot it was screaming at me to like let myself go up.

“I was like, ‘I don’t imagine I am a 135lber either, I assume I have to have to shift up to 140lbs.’

“So we’re getting this combat at 142lbs, but I consider my ideal pounds is gonna be 147lbs.

“I am at the level in my job the place I want to see what I what I can carry out when I’m permitting my body do what it would like.

“I’m 33 years old, but I have never ever let my overall body fill out and set on that muscle the way that it wishes to.

“I have been battling at 132lbs in the amateurs and 130lbs in the professionals, so though I’m continue to in my prime I wanna see what I can attain permitting my system do it really is point, so I am excited for it. I am sensation fantastic, I’m sensation sturdy.”

Mayer continued: “I’m not gonna be equipped to go down to 130lbs or 135lbs ever once more. It’s just not possible for me.

“I truly feel so great. I really don’t want to place my overall body via that and I never feel you’d be having the most effective edition of me. It is really time to see what that appears like.

“I strategy on going to 147lbs and I strategy on hard the winner at 147lbs pretty shortly.

“I am concentrating on Natasha Jonas at 147lbs – it seems like the most possible fight for me, we’re previously operating carefully with BOXXER.

“She just received the IBF earth title. Sandy Ryan and Jessica McCaskill are combating each other, so it just tends to make feeling to consider to negotiate a doable struggle with Natasha Jonas.”

A further British fighter in the BOXXER/Sky Athletics steady is Caroline Dubois.

The 22-12 months-aged, 7- (5 KOs) contender has been calling for a clash with Mayer, but the American is not fascinated.

“She’s obtained lofty ambitions which is great for her, but perhaps she demands to go back again to maths class,” Mayer replied.

“She’s fighting at 135lbs, I have consistently informed the planet that I am likely to 147lbs, so I never realize the rivalry that her and BOXXER are making up.

“They are just making up this rivalry that doesn’t exist.

“I’m not the sort of fighter who’s gonna acquire into a rivalry and start speaking s*** to somebody who’s two bodyweight classes under me.”

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